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Acid rain describes the acidification of rain by airborne acids. These acids are commonly produced by mad made sources, particularly combustion of fossil fuels in power plants and cars and trucks, but it can also be produced by sources in nature, such as volcanoes. Acid rain is a serious environmental problem because it is harmful to plant life and water life, such as in lakes and streams. Acid rain is particularly damaging to lakes, streams, and forests and the plants and animals that live in these ecosystems in large parts of the United States ,Canada and China. First, here is information for the general public, then below is information that environmental professionals may need: